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Dodgers Web musings: Despite estrangement, L.A.'s love for the Dodgers runs deep [Video]

April 24, 2011 |  1:03 pm

Catching up on the Web on a dreary Sunday morning:

--The best relationships survive the rockiest of times, and The Times’ Scott Gold and Reed Johnson write that Los Angeles’ love affair with the Dodgers runs too deep for fans to ultimately abandon the team.

--Manager Don Mattingly admits to The Times’ Dylan Hernandez that he probably should not have sent Matt Guerrier back out for the Dodgers’ fateful eighth inning Saturday .

--The Times’ Kevin Baxter looks at chapel service offered throughout baseball ballparks.

--Forbes’ Mike Ozanian writes that Frank McCourt has built up so much debt that there is only about $300 million in equity left in the $800-million franchise.

--In a video, "NBC Nightly News" looks at the plight of the Dodgers, with comment from L.A. Observed’s Kevin Roderick.

--Business Insider contributor Buzz Bissinger, of "Friday Night Lights" fame, takes a harsh look at Frank McCourt’s ownership (warning: adult language).

--The Hollywood Reporter looks at 10 Hollywood players who could buy the Dodgers.

--Despite the expected denials, ESPN’s Buster Olney says he keeps hearing that the one existing owner most likely to trade his MLB team to take the Dodgers is the Brewers’ Mark Attanasio (insider status required).

--ESPN/L.A.’s Tony Jackson sees encouraging signs from the Dodgers’ bullpen.

--In a video, Sports Illustrated’s Jon Heyman discusses MLB taking over the Dodgers.

-- Ross Newhan, the former Times Hall of Fame baseball reporter, writes a piece for ESPN/L.A. detailing how the McCourt ownership was in trouble from the start.

--ESPN/L.A.’s Jon Weisman and the Orange County Register’s Howard Cole look at the hot, if frustrating for Dodgers fans, start of Russell Martin for the Yankees.

-- Steve Dilbeck